Year ago, we showed some trick that how one can set up the Perch on his old device to instantly create a solution for home monitoring problems, it was so good for an idea because it did not allowed the shelling big bucks right of your pocket into some security company with too much expensive cameras linked through cameras, for example Dropcam etc.
Samsung seemed to like the idea, in fact Samsung acquired the company Perch and now they seem to kill the Perch Beta app in order to move on. The company announced this new transition step through a post on Perch Blog.
We’re excited to announce that Perch is now a part of Samsung Electronics. Our team will be working with Samsung groups around the world to develop next-generation IoT products.
We’re thrilled to have this opportunity. Sadly, in starting this new chapter, we will no longer be able to support the Perch home monitoring service in its current form. We will be removing the beta from the Google Play store, and after February 17, 2017 we will end support for the Perch application.
As we move forward, we wanted to thank you for helping to make Perch a great product. We wouldn’t have been able to build it without you!
For your security and privacy, all recorded data will be deleted when Perch service ends on February 17.
It is really not good to shut down the the Beta app so quickly, but it might be possible that Samsung plans to incorporate the technology into its own product suite. Who knows, its sad to hear that such a product that had a number of uses for any one with an extra android operated device at home.